Patrolman Harvey Lloyd "Inky" O'Neill

Patrolman Harvey Lloyd "Inky" O'Neill

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, November 8, 1936

Harvey Lloyd "Inky" O'Neill

Patrolman Harvey O'Neill was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty.

While on duty at 1:50 a.m., Patrolman O'Neill was pursuing a speeding Yellow Cab west on Monroe Street at Bancroft Street when a Ford V-8 turned left between the cab and Patrolman O'Neill's motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the Ford at an estimated 60 mph. The Ford's driver admitted to having "one whiskey and two glasses of beer prior to the accident," though witnesses testified that the driver did not appear intoxicated at the scene of the accident. A survey of the traffic light control later determined that the light at Bancroft and and Monroe Streets was not working at the time of the accident.

Patrolman O'Neill had served with the Toledo Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Harvey Lloyd "Inky" O'Neill of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 8, 2018

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